Barnes’ fan gets his wish
MANUKAU COURIER, Thursday, January 26, 1989 page 13
Fourteen-year-old Anton Lorenzon’surge to quench his thirst landed him in Sydney last week for a private concert by rock star Jimmy Barnes. The Totara Heights choolboy was one of 24 New Zealanders who wen among 300 competition winners flown from around Australia and New Zealand for a private rock concert at Sydney’s Overseas Shipping Terminal, Circular Quay.
The gig was part of a’Summer under cap’promotion by Pepst-Cola, Participants had to collect bottle caps with the words moon,light and rock to enter. Despite a record number of entries to the Moonlight Rock competition Anton scored the jackpot with his collection of caps.
Although it was Anton’s second visit to the city it was the first time he had won a competition or seen Jimmy Barnes live in concert.
“It was good fun. He’s a pretty good singer.” Before the concert Anton and the other competition winners, one only six years old, were taken from their hotel on Sunday to board a ferry for a twilight cruise of the harbour.
After the cruise, the guests entered the Overseas Shipping Terminal via a tunnel of lasers that provided a spectacular-lighting entree to the concert.
As well as enjoying one of Australia’s biggest acts this summer, Anton says the free food and drink was a highlight.
South Aucklanders will have the opportunity to see the famous rocker during his forthcoming Barnestorming tour of New Zealand (sponsored by Pepsi) which features Iggy Pop, Knightshade and Choir Boys performing at Athletic Park, Wellington on February 3.